Gotelind Alber is the co-founder of the non-governmental organisation GenderCC – Women for Climate Justice e.V., that fights for gender equality in climate policy. She has many years of experience as an independent researcher and advisor on the topics of energy and climate policy, energy efficiency and renewable energies, multi-level governance, gender and climate justice. Before she became self-employed, she worked as managing director of the Climate Alliance, a European city network.
The Gender Into Urban Climate Change project, which is being funded by the German Federal Environment Ministry via its International Climate Initiative (IKI), is implemented by GenderCC together with All India Women’s Conference, Aksi! and GenderCC Southern Africa who work with pilot cities in India, Indonesia and South Africa.
This opening plenary will start with a brief look at the history and work of the GGCA to put gender on the agenda in all levels of climate policy planning and delivery, followed by an esteemed group of speakers to give insight into the main challenges which lie ahead– and thoughts on how alliance building […]
Cities are routinely held up as both the barrier (high emitters) and the solution (level closest to citizens, responsibility for planning settlements and transport systems, creativity, shared spaces, etc) to mitigating climate change. At the same time, cities in coastal and other vulnerable areas will require design and implementation of adaptation and loss and damage […]